January 2022

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter January 2022 Newsletter “My New Year’s Eve Toast: to all the devils, lusts, passions, greeds, envies, loves, hates, strange desires, enemies ghostly and real, the army of memories, with which I do battle — may they never give me peace.”– Patricia Highsmith, New Year’s Eve, 1947 Happy New Year! Usually these new year newsletters are …

December 2021

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter October 2021 Newsletter “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” — Thomas Edison Hello from the writing cave! When I was growing up (I was born in Wisconsin), December meant snow and ice, fires burning in the fireplace, lots of baking, snowmen and slush and ice skating. But In San Miguel de Allende, …

November 2021

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter November 2021 Newsletter Hello from the Writing Cave, It’s the beginning of my favorite season, a time when the leaves burnish to orange and red, the days shorten and the air is filled with a chill. Growing up, I remember November being a time of both excitement—my birthday is November 9th—and preparation for winter.  Now …

October 2021 Newsletter

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter October 2021 Newsletter “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” — Thomas Edison Hello from the Writing Cave,It is a cloudy morning here, and I’m buried in my new novel. Although I’ve recently moved to a mountain in Mexico where the weather is generally temperate year-round, I am actually happy when the weather is glum (at least during …

September 2021 Newsletter

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter September 2021 Newsletter “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” — James Joyce Hello from the Writing Cave, It has been a month of enormous changes for me (more on that below), but the first thing I want to address is some feedback I have had from one of my readers. The name of this newsletter, …

8.1.21

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter August 1st Newsletter “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Happy first day of August from the writing cave! If you follow me on social media, you might already know that this will be my last newsletter from the writing cave for a while, as I’m moving to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. I’m transporting the contents of …

7.1.21

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter July 1st Newsletter “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison It is the first of July, and time once again for me to step out of the gloomy shadows of the Writing Cave to say hello.  As you might know, I have been hard at work on a new novel for the past year. I’m happy to …

6.1.21

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter June 1st Newsletter “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Happy first day of June from the Writing Cave. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I escaped my little hovel on the Hudson River and spent some time in San Miguel de Allende with my husband Hadrien.                We had …

5.3.21

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter May 3rd Newsletter “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Happy Monday from the Writing Cave. April was a busy and exciting month, particularly because spring finally arrived in the Hudson Valley. The trees are in bloom and I have been cutting them and putting them all over my house.                        …

4.1.21

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter April 1st Newsletter “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  We are in that excruciating moment of the year with days that are warm and sunny and tantalizingly close to spring, and then days that slip back into the cold gray gloom of winter. Between March and April in upstate New York, the weather is a rollercoaster. …